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May 13, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The Pentagon is dropping charges against a Saudi at Guantanamo who allegedly was to have been the "20th hijacker" in the Sept. 11 attacks. Mohammed Qahtani had been one of six men facing murder charges before a U.S. military tribunal. U.S. military defense lawyers confirmed to the Associated Press that a Pentagon official had finalized charges against only the other five, including the alleged architect of the attacks. U.S. officials have said Qahtani was subjected to harsh treatment authorized by then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.
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July 12, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A CIA analyst warned the Bush administration in 2002 that up to a third of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may have been imprisoned by mistake, but White House officials ignored the finding and insisted that all were "enemy combatants" subject to indefinite incarceration, according to a new book critical of the administration's terrorism policies. The CIA assessment directly challenged the administration's claim that the detainees were all hardened terrorists -- the "worst of the worst," as then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said at the time.
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NATIONAL
July 12, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A CIA analyst warned the Bush administration in 2002 that up to a third of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may have been imprisoned by mistake, but White House officials ignored the finding and insisted that all were "enemy combatants" subject to indefinite incarceration, according to a new book critical of the administration's terrorism policies. The CIA assessment directly challenged the administration's claim that the detainees were all hardened terrorists -- the "worst of the worst," as then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said at the time.
NATIONAL
May 13, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The Pentagon is dropping charges against a Saudi at Guantanamo who allegedly was to have been the "20th hijacker" in the Sept. 11 attacks. Mohammed Qahtani had been one of six men facing murder charges before a U.S. military tribunal. U.S. military defense lawyers confirmed to the Associated Press that a Pentagon official had finalized charges against only the other five, including the alleged architect of the attacks. U.S. officials have said Qahtani was subjected to harsh treatment authorized by then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.
OPINION
February 13, 2007
Re "CIA doubts didn't deter Feith's team," Feb. 10 When the CIA's intelligence didn't match the go-to-war agenda of Vice President Dick Cheney, then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and then-Deputy Defense Secretary Paul L. Wolfowitz, they invented their own through secret "intelligence" gathering at the Department of Defense. As a result, billions of dollars have been spent, more than 3,100 American lives lost and America's reputation throughout the world has been so damaged that it will take generations to repair, all because of their lies.
OPINION
December 30, 2006
Re "Neocons and Bush deserve each other," Opinion, Dec. 24 Jonathan Chait gets matters partly right. There was an insurmountable asymmetry between goal and means in President Bush's policy in Iraq. But to claim this means Bush went to war with "Clinton's army" is like trying to fix the blame for Watergate on Lyndon B. Johnson. You don't have to look any further than Bush's own Department of Defense for the source of the fiasco. Bush attempted to realize former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz's fantasy of an oasis of peace and democracy with Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's stripped-down, technocratic military.
OPINION
April 4, 2007
Re "Reid opens new war front," April 2 I have had enough of President Bush accusing Congress of refusing to fund the troops. Congress has approved the funds. It's just that Bush is unhappy with the accountability that's attached to it. If Bush vetoes the bill, he will be the one denying money to the troops, as well as ignoring the will of the majority of Americans who don't want to see this train wreck go on indefinitely. I believe Congress is acting responsibly and doing what the people want.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2003 | Donald Rumsfeld, Times Staff Writer
It's hard to define exactly the poetry that is Donald H. Rumsfeld. There is a certain beauty in the way the secretary of Defense glissades through a media briefing, sure, with not quite William Wordsworth-like turns of simplicity but, rather, a style that purrs noblesse oblige. There is a rhythm to his utterances that is not exactly Whitmanesque but, instead, peculiarly Rumsfeldian.
WORLD
December 25, 2004 | From Associated Press
A gas tanker truck wired with explosives blew up Friday in a west Baghdad neighborhood, killing one person, wounding 19 and sending a fireball into the night sky just hours after Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld left the capital. Capt. Brian Lucas, a U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad, said no members of the U.S.-led multinational force were among the casualties.
WORLD
February 13, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Washington intends to deepen its military and counter-terrorism ties with Algeria, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said during a stopover in Algiers. Rumsfeld avoided saying whether relations with Algeria were dependent on political reforms. An Islamist uprising that began after authorities canceled legislative elections in 1992 has killed more than 150,000 people.
OPINION
April 4, 2007
Re "Reid opens new war front," April 2 I have had enough of President Bush accusing Congress of refusing to fund the troops. Congress has approved the funds. It's just that Bush is unhappy with the accountability that's attached to it. If Bush vetoes the bill, he will be the one denying money to the troops, as well as ignoring the will of the majority of Americans who don't want to see this train wreck go on indefinitely. I believe Congress is acting responsibly and doing what the people want.
OPINION
February 13, 2007
Re "CIA doubts didn't deter Feith's team," Feb. 10 When the CIA's intelligence didn't match the go-to-war agenda of Vice President Dick Cheney, then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and then-Deputy Defense Secretary Paul L. Wolfowitz, they invented their own through secret "intelligence" gathering at the Department of Defense. As a result, billions of dollars have been spent, more than 3,100 American lives lost and America's reputation throughout the world has been so damaged that it will take generations to repair, all because of their lies.
OPINION
December 30, 2006
Re "Neocons and Bush deserve each other," Opinion, Dec. 24 Jonathan Chait gets matters partly right. There was an insurmountable asymmetry between goal and means in President Bush's policy in Iraq. But to claim this means Bush went to war with "Clinton's army" is like trying to fix the blame for Watergate on Lyndon B. Johnson. You don't have to look any further than Bush's own Department of Defense for the source of the fiasco. Bush attempted to realize former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz's fantasy of an oasis of peace and democracy with Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's stripped-down, technocratic military.
WORLD
December 25, 2004 | From Associated Press
A gas tanker truck wired with explosives blew up Friday in a west Baghdad neighborhood, killing one person, wounding 19 and sending a fireball into the night sky just hours after Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld left the capital. Capt. Brian Lucas, a U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad, said no members of the U.S.-led multinational force were among the casualties.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2003 | Donald Rumsfeld, Times Staff Writer
It's hard to define exactly the poetry that is Donald H. Rumsfeld. There is a certain beauty in the way the secretary of Defense glissades through a media briefing, sure, with not quite William Wordsworth-like turns of simplicity but, rather, a style that purrs noblesse oblige. There is a rhythm to his utterances that is not exactly Whitmanesque but, instead, peculiarly Rumsfeldian.
NATIONAL
March 3, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Adm. Michael Mullen has been nominated by President Bush to become the next chief of naval operations, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said. Mullen, commander of U.S. naval forces in Europe and head of NATO's Allied Joint Force Command in Naples, Italy, would replace Adm. Vern Clark as the Navy's top officer.
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